Gwen Myers, Candidate for Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners District 3

July 3, 2020 By: Deborah Childress The Free Press inquired with Gwen Myers regarding her candidacy and platform, for Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners District 3.   Q: What would be first on your agenda if elected to replace Les Miller in District 3? A:…

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Chris Sprowls Joins the Upper Pinellas Political Committee Ribbon-Cutting, New Headquarters

July 2, 2020 By: Staff Report CLEARWATER Fla. – On June 19th, the Upper Pinellas Political Committee celebrated the opening of their new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, inaugurating the headquarters for grassroots campaigning on behalf of the Republican Candidates in Pinellas County. Speaker Designate…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget

June 29, 2020 By: Staff Report Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The budget totals $92.2 billion, provides over $350 million in tax relief and includes more than $1 billion in vetoed spending. “Despite the present challenges Florida faces due to the…

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Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is warning Floridians about the pitfalls of crowdfunding websites like “GoFundMe” being used to host online charity scams related to the Ukrainian War. With nearly 1,400 Ukraine relief fundraisers on GoFundMe, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers that before giving to “Ukraine relief” funds, go to BBB’s Give.org for tips on how to best help Ukraine relief activities.

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for Signing Senate Bill 1092

June 29, 2020 By: Staff Report TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of Senate Bill 1092, the Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program, which creates a resource within the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Over $722,000 in Additional Grants to Protect Florida Military Installations

June 14, 2020 By: Staff Report Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that $722,400 was awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF) Grant Program to three projects to protect military installations across the state. The award recipients include the Florida Department of Military…

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